Computer products boost Arrow's 1Q News & Analysis 4/24/2007 Post a comment Arrow Electronics Inc. reported sales of computer products grew 33 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and hoisted the distributor's overall sales and profits to record levels for the period that ended in March.
UC Berkeley confirms $10 cell phone project News & Analysis 4/23/2007 1 comment How cheap is cheap? Try 10 bucks for a cell phone. UC Berkeley confirmed that it is, indeed, working on such a device, but it will be years before it gets to the serious engineering stage.
Low-power tilt sensor is shock resistant Product News 4/19/2007 Post a comment Omron Electronic Components offers the D6BN series of micro tilt sensors for detecting vertical versus horizontal positioning in a variety of applications ranging from camera phones to test equipment.
Voltage dividers give design engineers flexibility in circuit layout Product News 4/18/2007 Post a comment A RoHS-compliant SOT-23 precision voltage-divider network was released by TT electronics BI Technologies Electronic Components Division. Designated the SS103KITLF, these divider networks consist of two stable nichrome thin-film resistors on silicon substrates, connected in a series within a standard plastic SOT-23 three-lead package.
Flameproof power resistors save board space Product News 4/16/2007 Post a comment IRC has introduced commercial-grade power wirewound and film resistors with extended resistance ranges and high-temperature operation in a vertical-mount configuration to save board space in industrial applications.
MLCCs feature polymer terminations to prevent board flexure cracks Product News 4/13/2007 Post a comment Vishay Intertechnology released the VJ series of surface-mount, open-mode design (OMD) multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) with available polymer terminations to prevent board flexure cracks. Offered in eight case sizes with X7R and C0G dielectrics, the new devices provide a wide range of capacitances and increased capacitor voltage breakdowns.
RoHS-compliant OCXO offers low-phase noise Product News 4/13/2007 Post a comment Bliley Technologies unveiled the RoHS-compliant NV45AA ovenized crystal oscillator in a 0.46 inch package. The NV45AA OCXO is suitable for cellular base stations, synthesizers, digital switching and test equipment. Design engineers will find low-phase noise benefits, a range of frequency stabilities and multiple supply-voltage options suitable for both legacy and new products.
Camera SoC offers anti-shake feature for mobile phones Product News 4/11/2007 Post a comment Micron Technology unveiled a 1/4-inch, 3-megapixel camera system-on-chip (SoC) sensor for mobile handsets. An anti-shake feature has been incorporated into the MT9T111 sensor, which reduces image blurring often found in camera-phone pictures due to camera shake.
Tuning fork crystal fits ultra-thin devices Product News 4/11/2007 Post a comment Epson Toyocom says it has introduced the industry's smallest tuning fork crystal unit in a 2.0 x 1.2 x 0.6 mm footprint. The FC-12M targets mobile products including mobile terminals, personal digital assistants, and portable media players.
New hot markets: sensors, actuators News & Analysis 4/6/2007 Post a comment New consumer product applications, medical devices, security systems and automotive electronics are expanding the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators at about twice the growth rate of IC sales, according to IC Insights Inc.
Cypress develops two capacitive sensing methods for PSoC Product News 4/2/2007 Post a comment Cypress introduced for its PSoC CapSense capacitive sensing products two sensing methods that are provided in the PSoC designer integrated development environment as user modulesCapSense Sigma-Delta Modulator (CSD) and CapSense Successive Approximation (CSA).
Power resistors operate up to 275 degrees C Product News 4/2/2007 Post a comment IRC delivers power and wirewound resistors that operate up to 275 degrees C for high-volume applications. Both the CAW series of wirewound resistors and CAF series of film resistors feature power ratings of 2 to 10 watts.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.